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Left hand, right hand…

The climate change adaptation project plan, to be implemented over three years at a cost of $67,500 a year, was approved at a finance, strategy and development committee meeting in late November.

### ODT Online Wed, 5 Jan 2011
DCC plans for climate change
By David Loughrey
The Dunedin City Council is set to spend the next three years developing a wide-ranging response to the problem of climate change, after some alarming warnings about what the future holds. The response will include a major study on the future of South Dunedin, and four other ”hot spots” identified as the most vulnerable areas of the city.
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”There are a lot of good reasons why we could be the open air laboratory that tests the green technologies that could benefit communities everywhere.”

### ODT Online Wed, 5 Jan 2011
Waitati eyed as energy trial zone
By Stu Oldham
Blueskin Bay could be poised to become New Zealand’s first open air new technology energy laboratory, Waitati Energy Project co-ordinator Scott Willis says. National and international companies were interested in a ”community-size trial zone” for their green technologies, Mr Willis said yesterday.
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Powerhouse Wind director Bill Currie confirmed company representatives met those of some ”quite big” Indian companies during a Dunedin City Council-supported trip.

### ODT Online Wed, 5 Jan 2011
Future in wind, but cash needed
By Stu Oldham
A Dunedin company is looking for $700,000 to start building wind turbines for burgeoning and potentially lucrative markets overseas.

Powerhouse Wind wants to start low-volume production of its single-blade turbine to supply domestic customers and send demonstration machines overseas.

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TRAIN DAY = World Car Free Day 22 September


### Channel 9 News September 9, 2009 – 6:56pm
Dunedin City Council is getting in on the act for World Car Free Day on 22 September.

Commuters from Waitati will be able to travel by train on the day, with a return service from Waitati to Dunedin being chartered from Taieri Gorge Railway.

Train tickets are $5 each way, and the service is running only on World Car Free Day.

The council says it’s keen to encourage modes of transport other than private motor car, due to the environmental, health and aesthetic benefits that come with less cars on the road.
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### ODT Online Fri, 11 Sep 2009
Car-free day to greet Spring
By Vanita Prasad

Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets carefree and carless for World Car-Free Day on Tuesday, September 22. The Dunedin City Council is encouraging residents to take in spring by using alternatives to their private cars.
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Still no word if DCC fleet vehicles and managers’ cars will be off the road on the day…

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